Yesterday, Time Warner Cable subscribers in eastern Wisconsin automatically received faster speeds for Internet service at no additional charge.

"We substantially increased our download speeds and essentially doubled upload speeds for all of our Standard and Turbo Internet service customers," said Tom Adams, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable Wisconsin.

Time Warner Cable data customers now receive up to 10 Mbps download speeds and 1 Mbps upload speeds for Road Runner Standard (from 7 Mbps download and 512 Kbps upload). These changes will give Time Warner Cable data subscribers uniform speeds across most of the Midwest Region.

"This service upgrade demonstrates our commitment to deliver enhanced value to our customers. We are satisfying their thirst for more throttle," Adams said. "The extra bandwidth will allow customers to download files, stream a TV show and upload photos, all without missing a beat."

The company recently introduced two faster data tiers in the Wisconsin area. Customers have the option of purchasing or upgrading to its DOCSIS 3.0-based Wideband Internet tier or the Road Runner Extreme service. Wideband Internet features speeds up to 50 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream for $99.95 per month. Road Runner Extreme delivers speeds up to 30 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream for $19.95.

Time Warner Cable also recently announced plans to launch its Wideband Internet service for both residential and business customers across South Carolina.